The urge to help seems to come natural probably because you understand absolutely how another feels as well as the happier people are, the less negative energy you are bombarded with. Empaths can also have an easier time telling when people lie. However, you are wrong about one thing, empaths can have control over their abilites. They can learn to shield themselves from others energies and release what they do absorb and even be able to single out a certain person's energy. I'm personally learning how to control my own abilities.
I'm an empath, but I remember that I have to help myself before I can be helpful to others.
I still am a sadist....to submissives and I feel the pleasure they get from my Dominance. Now please stop being a smartarse, mindwarp. I feel your sarcasm and don't think it's warranted. Private message and leave 10Shadow's question space if you wish to jibe further.
it makes you somewhat special cuz you can do something that most other people can't
i imagine it's pretty confusing. my godmom is an empath. she described it to me back in december
well at least you know what you're dealing with now
yeah that's how most of life is tho